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. let's bring you up to speed. it's the option that many did not see coming. president obama telling the world that a military strike on syria will not happen unless congress gives its s approval >> after careful deliberation i have decided that the united states should take military action against syrian regime targets. this would not be an open-ended intervention. we would not put boots on the ground. instead, our action would be designed to be limited in duration and scope. that's why i've made a second decision, i will seek authorization for the use of force from the american peoples representatives in congress. for the last several days we've heard from members of congress who want their voices to be heard. i absolutely agree. >> and for the last several minutes we've been hearing more from members of congress, senators john mccain and lindsey graham, republicans released a joint statement saying while they do believe that syria's president bashar al-assad does need to be punished, they, quote, can not in good conscience support isolated military strikes in syria that are not
, to the cnn newsroom. the top stories we're following at this hour. president obama discusses the syria crisis with his national security team. that after reports the syrian government allegedly used chemical weapons, killing hundreds of people. >>> in california a raging wildfire is exploding in size and spreading inside yosemite national park. >>> plus, it has been 50 years since martin luther king, jr. made his famous "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial, and thousands today are gathering on the washington mall to celebrate that historic event. >>> we start in syria where the government is now accusing rebel forces of using chemical weapons. the claim comes as president obama meets with his national security team at the white house to talk about the reports of chemical weapons attacks by the syrian government. syrian state tv says soldiers found chemical weapons in tunnels used by rebels. cnn cannot confirm those claims or the authenticity of these images. the opposition claims government forces launched a nerve gas attack, killing hundreds of civilians. meanwhile a top u.n. offi
's capital. up first, in just moments, history in the making over at the white house. president obama kbeti inggettino award an army staff sergeant just 33 years old with the nation's highest military recognition, the medal of honor. staff sergeant ty carter will be the fifth living resip sip yent to get the honor for actions in iraq or afghanistan. you're about to hear his chilling story of courage and heroism during a fire fight with militants in afghanistan. we'll take you there live. >>> first, any minute now, the secretary of state john kerry will be making a statement on syria. all over this. the alleged use of chemical weapons, nerve gas, used on civilians, women and children. it's the latest in a string of alleged chemical weapons attacks across syria. right now u.n. weapons inspectors, they are inside syria. they are testing soil. earlier today they were fired upon by snipers as they tried to collect samples. for the first time the u.s. now says it has little doubt the assad regime has done the unthinkable. fred pleitgen is standing by in damascus. from the state department, elyse
favorite shows. saturday, president obama and his family head to martha's vin gard. it's become the annual summer vacation spot except last year when he was on the campaign trail. all right. thanks so much for joining us. a look at the top stories and more ahead in new york. >>> hello, welcome to cnn "newsroom." high alert right now the u.s. shut many foreign offices, embassies and consulates over fears of a terror attack. in the afternoon math of a bizarre deadly hit and run on venice beach, everyone is asking why would anyone do this? and he's putting on a brave face but is a-rod just hours away from a baseball suspension or worse, an outright ban? plus, meet the newest team member heading to the international space station. it could make big changes of how astronauts live in space. those stories and much ahead. it's a day when something happening in sports is making big newses. right now, we are hearing that new york yankee superstar alex rodriguez will be suspended effective this season and all of the next. a formal announcement isn't made yet. the source is "tous au.s. toda
. it's from a cnn exclusive interview with president obama. >> and if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work? and those are considerations that we have to take into account. >> do you believe you've seen enough? >> well, this latest event is something that we've got to take a look at. but keep in mind also, chris, because i know the american people keep this in mind, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. >> preoccupied with the war in afghanistan. it really seems like he's sort of cautioning against the u.s. getting involved here. what do you make of his reasoning, ivan? >> reporter: well, it's very clear that the obama administration has been very reluctant to get involved in the syrian conflict which has been going on for more than two years, which has led to the deaths of more than 100,000 people and at least close to 2 million refugees have fled to neighboring countries. today
a disaster area. >>> arizona's governor and two senators are upset with the obama administration after the federal government denied aid toronado that fire that killed 19 elite firefighters in that state back in june. fema says the state's request toronado assistance was denied because of insurance rules. fema said not enough uninsured private people were victims to warrant a payout. >>> singer edie gourmet has died. she had a huge hit on "blame it on the bosonova" and had a lot of hit tunes. ♪ >> gorme was a fixture in nightclubs and on television in the '60s and '70s as a solo and duet with her husband, steve lawrence. he called her one of the greatest pop singers of all time. eydie gorme was 84. >>> president obama on vacation, but the issues dogging him have followed him to his retreat on martha's vineyard, including the nsa surveillance program. here's what he said about nsa leaker ed snowden before obama left toronado his vacation. >> i don't think mr. snowden was patriot. mr. snowden has been charged with three felonies. if he believes what he did was write, he can come as an
of that attack on the u.s. in benghazi. the obama administration at the time criticized for not responding strongly enough to the threat. this time, officials say they are acting out of what they call an abundance of caution, but there is some direct effect out of what is happening. the pentagon approved a marine team for the area. roughly 1,500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 marines split between italy and spain. you see that surround the region we've been talking about. they are posted there full time to respond if something happens in the area. >> thank you. so, this travel alert will impact americans all over the world for the next month. nick is live at hartsfield jackson airport, the busiest in the world. what are passengers telling you? >> dmesically, it's business as usual. those flying out this weekend will not expect delays. they are not going to be expe expecting long lines either. this is business as usual. internationally, there may be something going on. it's not going to be visible either. security, the state department says, will not change or we won't notice a
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on the u.s. deppmatic compound in benghazi. after that point, the obama administration was criticizeded for not responding strongly enough to that threat. this time, officials say they're acting out of what they call an abundance of caution. something else that's interesting that happened as a result of benghazi. we know the pentagon approved a marine combat team to respopd if there's a crisis. roughly 1500 marines on ships in the red sea. around 500 are split between italy and spain. n now, they are posted there full time. to respond if something happens in the area. that's something different than what happened when that attack in benghazi happened just about 11 months ago. >> thanks so much from washington. >>> the travel alert will impact americans all over the world. nick is live at atlanta's hartsfield jackson airport. so, you've been talking to passengers today. are they saying anything unusual about their travel day? >> if you're traveling dmesically this weekend, you probably won't notice a change at all. we just got back from inside the terminal, it's business as usual. there
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